Dundas & Carlaw


Located in the Leslieville neighbouhood in the east end of Toronto, Dundas and Carlaw has seen significant growth over the past several years - 446 units were built between 2006 and 2011.  Carlaw Ave. is designated as a mixed-use street, while the surrounding areas are a combination of residential and employment. The area's density, along with the variety amenities, good walkability, and access to transit make it a vibrant, complete community.  The area also has room to grow and intensify, which is supported by the city's planning policy.



2,894 people


1,655 jobs


39 ha


74 people/ha


115 jobs + people/ha

2,894 people

1,655 jobs

39 ha

74 people/ha

115 jobs + people/ha


Block Density 

54 people

1.13 ha

48 people/ha




195 people

1.25 hectares

155 people/ha


Highly walkable neighbourhood

Several schools, daycares and community centres are within walking distance

Grid street network makes it easy to get around on foot or bicycle

Sidewalks are prominent and houses are oriented towards the street, with cars and garages in the back



Many transit stops within walking distance

Three main transit routes (along Queen, Gerrard and Carlaw), means most residences are within walking distance to transit

Good connectivity to transit nodes (e.g. Bloor St. subway)


Mix of single-detached, mid-rise (4-12 stories), 

Parking lots, industrial buildings provide opportunity for development. The Official Plan and site specific policies support re-development. 

12 redevelopment sites approved over last 15 years



Green & Open Spaces

8 ha of municipal park space

This is equivalent to 3 ha/1000 people (the average in Canadian cities is 9.2 hectares/1000 people)

Within short walking distance of residential areas



Lots of places to eat, shop, and enjoy leisure time

  • Shops
  • Cafes and restaurants
  • Drug store
  • Cultural spaces 
  • Yoga studios
  • Dry cleaning
  • Dentist
  • Artist studios 
  • Community facilities (schools, day cares, etc.)
  • Grocery store

1,655 jobs vs. 2,894 people


Height, density and massing of new buildings respects and reinforces the existing character.

Opportunities for public realm improvements, such as street furniture, improved lighting and parks space. 

Redevelopment of the are must continue to retain industrial heritage.